Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is the process of extracting geometric information from a part and re-producing it as a CAD file. The process involves 3D scanning or physically measuring a part, then analyzing it in 3D engineering software.

3D scanning requires post processing raw point-cloud data into a common polygon mesh format. This format can be used for sculptural or architectural artifacts, but has to be further processed for manufactured parts.

For manufactured parts the extracted mesh information is then further processed into a highly structured file that can be used for reproducing the source object in any number of ways.

When source files, original parts or manufacturers are no longer available, we possess the workflow to reverse engineer it. Once the digital file is created, we can add features or make unlimited changes to the design.

We can provide new manufacturing techniques for the part. Fast and accurate 3D printing in plastic or metal can be used for parts smaller in volume than a 6” cube. Parts larger than this can be manufactured using traditional techniques as sand casting, molding or CNC machining.

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    Original Fixture with Broken Part
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    3D Scan Cloud Data
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    3D Scan Mesh
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    Mesh Prep for CAD
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    CAD Model of Components
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    Reverse Engineered Part
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    Final CAD Visualization
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    CAD Prep for 3D Printing
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    Final 3D Print of Part